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  • MTV Renews 'Real World,' Launches Cooking Competition, Family Drama, More

    Viacom's MTV said it would launch a cooking competition program, a new family drama and three other new series as part of its coming programming slate. In "Snack Off," which debuts July 10, a group of amateur chefs battle in a competition that calls...
  • A+E Networks Taps David Granville-Smith As Exec VP, CFO

    A+E Networks has appointed veteran investment banker David Granville-Smith (Digger) as exec VP and CFO. Nancy Dubuc, A+E Networks president and CEO, announced Monday that Granville-Smith will succeed Gerard Gruosso, who is retiring after 30 years with...
  • AT&T eyes DirecTV! Viacom buys Channel 5.

    AT&T eyes DirecTV! Viacom buys Channel 5.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out where April went. The Skinny: Is there anyone not interested in buying the Clippers? Every hour another five names pop up. Of course, Donald Sterling has said he's not selling, so who knows how all this ugliness...
  • Upfronts 2014: Why Cable Is Grafting New Faces On To Old Bodies

    TV's biggest players start pitching advertisers next week. But you might want to keep your eyes on some of the smaller ones. In the weeks leading up to the start of the so-called "upfront" marketplace, the annual ad-sales session when U.S. TV outlets try...
  • Amazon Staggers Rollout of First 3 Original Kids' Shows: 'Tumble Leaf,' 'Creative Galaxy' and 'Annedroids'

    Amazon will launch its first three original TV shows for children this summer but will offer just the first six episodes of each, with additional installments slated to debut later in 2014. The Amazon Studios kids' originals are two preschool-targeted...
  • Offbeat Bill Murray Comedy 'Rock the Kasbah' Seeks Love From Cannes

    Is the world ready for a comedy about Kabul? Will audiences empathize with a broke Bill Murray bar-hopping amid the wartime chaos of Afghanistan? Certainly "Rock the Kasbah," being shopped at Cannes this week (it starts shooting June 2), contrasts...
  • 'Transformers' to Smash Box Office Record in China, Viacom Chief Predicts

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will take China by storm, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted Thursday at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit. "It's going to be huge and will probably set a box office record in China," the...
  • On Cusp of 40, 'Austin City Limits' Mixes Jeff Bridges, Sheryl Crow With Video-Streaming Experiments

    "Austin City Limits" is humming an interesting tune: The PBS musical staple is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a landmark two-hour TV special. Yet its top producer sees a day when digital transmission of video and audio plays a...
  • Upfronts 2014: Networks Widen Pitches to Include More Platforms, Longer Time Frames

    To hook the interest of advertisers, the nation's biggest TV networks have come to a unique understanding: They need to sell more than just TV commercials, and not everything they sell has to appear on the traditional TV screen. This year's upfront...
  • Upfronts 2014: All Eyes On NBC To Set Market Prices

    Everyone wants to know how the Peacock will strut. In the still-embryonic "upfront" market of 2014, most buyers and sellers have yet to move off of the sidelines. Part of the reason for that is that many advertisers have not registered ad budgets,...
  • Scripps to Grant Up to $30,000 for Digital Series Winner from New York Television Festival

    Scripps Networks Interactive's Travel Channel and its Ulive online-video site will fund an original digital series with a budget of up to $30,000 out of submissions entered into this fall's New York Television Festival. According to NYTVF, the...